gas oil mix for backpacks?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Laidback03, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Laidback03

    Laidback03 LawnSite Member
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    what is the mixture, i just got a new backpack and did not feel like going thru the manual. thanks 50 to 1?
     
  2. grassmedics

    grassmedics LawnSite Member
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    i run the premixed bottles, but i always run them a little richer than suggested. I'd rather have my equip last than blow it up.:hammerhead:
     
  3. Laidback03

    Laidback03 LawnSite Member
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    yes i run premixed also, but do you use 89 octane with 50 to 1 oil?
     
  4. sancho_man_orlando

    sancho_man_orlando LawnSite Member
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    I'm still scratching my head on how to get a 2.5 gallon gas can mixed right.

    Doh!
     
  5. jimmyzlc

    jimmyzlc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Read the manual, that's why they give it to you. You might learn something.
     
  6. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    It should be 50:1, but sometimes, it can be different. I have a trimmer that is 40:1, but I thought that it was 50:1. I didn't get a manual with it, and I never looked at the gas cap.
     
  7. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You have got to be kidding. I hope you screw up your blower.
     
  8. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    if you get a bottle of 2 stroke oil, it usually tells you the mixtures and how much to put in each size gas can ,with the gas.
     
  9. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Posts: 1,667

    I buy echo oil and it say mix this bottle with 10 litres of gas. It's fairly straight forward. I just happen to have a small 10 litre gas can and pump the gas myself.

    Pour in the oil, pump the gas.
     
  10. varybarry

    varybarry LawnSite Member
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    Read the MANUAL!!!
     

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